WATER SOFTENER REPAIR, SERVICE, INSTALL – CHELMSFORD, MA

Water softener repair for Chelmsford

Water softener repair, service, installation

Servicing of a water softener is normally recommended annually as it is for most other water filtration equipment.  These systems process thousands of gallons of water per month and remove significant amounts of minerals and contaminants.  Consistent service will significantly decrease the need for more expensive water softener repairs in the future.  It is possible to have interim operational problems (identified later in this report) which can potentially be diagnosed and remedied by the homeowner.  For more information about water softener or other water filtration systems installation, see the section below titled, “Water Softener or Other Water Filtration Systems Installation”.

There are various brands of water softeners, some more efficient than others in terms of water usage and salt requirements. Some models are capable of softening or conditioning larger volumes of water, therefore estimating water usage prior to selecting a system is important.  For higher levels of iron and/or manganese, an up-flow water softener (versus down-flow) is highly recommended to avoid damaging mineral build-up at the bottom of the tank.  To ensure proper operation and to maximize the useful life of your equipment, proper maintenance will provide consistently softened or conditioned water to your home and reduce the chances of needing a water softener repair. For complicated problems, contacting your water treatment service technician for water softener repair is your best option.  See some symptoms of potential problems with your water softener below.

Water softener repair and service in Chelmsford, MA

WHAT TO CHECK WHEN YOUR WATER SOFTENER IS NOT WORKING

Make sure the water softener is “on” and working, that is, that the system has power, then:

  • Check inside the salt tank: Is there salt in the brine tank?  If not, add at least a few bags of salt to the tank.
  • Check for power to the softener: If the unit uses electricity to run a timer, be sure it’s plugged in to a live outlet and has power. Some water conditioners use a low-voltage transformer to power the control – be sure that device is present, plugged in, and working.  Also, a power failure could cause the timer to be improperly set.  Re-set the day of week and time of day on the water softener timer after an electrical power failure or after the softener has been powered “off” for a time.
  • Check the water softener bypass valve: You want first to see that the water softener is not on “bypass” – is household water flowing through the unit?  This valve is an option and may not be installed on your unit, but there may be standard plumbing valves or globe valves that accomplish the same purpose.
  • Manual regeneration cycle: Then try a manual regeneration cycle – you’ll see on most units a lever you can push on the control box to start that regeneration process.  Note: your home will not be delivered conditioned or softened water while the water softener is in the regeneration cycle, therefore, its best not to use water (or use as little as possible- flushing toilets is OK, etc.) in the home until the regeneration process is complete.  This is why most programmed regeneration is set for late at night when water usage is much less likely.
  • Feel & test the water supply: if you can’t get a lather when bathing the system may not be sufficiently treating the water.
Water softener repair in Chelmsford, MA

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ADDITIONAL WATER SOFTENER REPAIR SYMPTOMS TO WATCH FOR

Without fully diagnosing, it can be very difficult to determine what is really causing the problem and whether of not a water softener repair is even necessary.  This is where a service technician will be able to trouble shoot the situation and come to a determination and solution to the problem. While there are so many possible symptoms and problems a softener may experience, the following are a few that you may see.

  1.  Excessive salt usage by the system is requiring higher than normal salt tank fill ups
  2.  Stains on home fixtures even though the water softener seems to be running properly
  3.  Mineral discharging from the water softener and into the home’s water supply
  4.  Loss of water pressure in the home’s distribution system downstream from the softener
  5.  Hard water evidence observed right after a regeneration cycle.

WATER SOFTENER OR OTHER WATER FILTRATION SYSTEMS INSTALLATIONS

Before deciding whether or not to have a water softener or other water filtration system installed, you should start with a water test.  This is the only way to determine what minerals and contaminants you have in your water and how much.  Specifying the right type of water softener or other water filtration equipment cannot be determined without this information.  Very small amounts of iron or manganese, for example, can have a very large impact on your home’s water quality.   Hydrogen sulfide is evidenced typically by a rotten egg smell in your water.  This may also be caused by high Managanese levels in the water as well. This problem is easily correctable with a water filtration system design specifically for this purpose.

Not only might there be aesthetic affects such as staining of fixtures and laundry, bad odors and taste, but there may also be health threat contaminants as well.  Private wells in Chelmsford, Massachusetts should really be tested for arsenic in water and radon in the water as well as a number of other parameters.  Speaking to your water treatment professional or a certified water testing laboratory will guide you in the right direction.  For more information on arsenic in water see the link at http://h2ocare.com/arsenic-removal/.  For more information on how to remove radon in water see the link at http://h2ocare.com/radon-removal

water softener repair & service van Chelmsford, MA

Water Softener repair and service Chelmsford, MA

H2O Care is a full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications photo on the home page or the tab at the top of the home page.  

WATER TEST IN SUDBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

Sudbury Water test

WATER TEST FOR SUDBURY

ON-SITE WATER TEST IN SUDBURY

An on-site water test for certain minerals and contaminants can be performed using industry standard test kits and achieve reliable readings right at your home. Upon analysis of the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary or desired to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. On-site water testing can be performed for the following:

Hard Water Minerals > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 

For a more extensive water test and analysis of your water, we recommend pulling proper samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary to improve or protect your home’s water supply.

Water testing Sudbury, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR WATER TESTING

If you’d prefer to take samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test SUDBURY, MA

 

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page. Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100. NOTE: New Hudson, MA office opened in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.).  Main office in Middleton, MA on route 114.

WATER TEST – BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Water test in Bolton, MA

WATER TEST FOR BOLTON, MA

ON-SITE WATER TEST IN BOLTON

An on-site water test for certain minerals and contaminants can be performed using industry standard test kits and achieve reliable readings right at your home. Upon analysis of the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary or desired to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. On-site water testing can be performed for the following:

Hardness Minerals > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 

For a more extensive water test and analysis of your water, we recommend pulling proper samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary to improve or protect your home’s water supply.

Water testing Bolton, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d prefer to take samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test BOLTON, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page. Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100. NOTE: New Hudson, MA office to open in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.).

WATER TEST – STOW, MASSACHUSETTS

water test in stow,ma

WATER TEST FOR STOW, MA

WATER TEST ON-SITE IN STOW

An on-site water test for certain minerals and contaminants can be performed with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Upon analysis of the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary or desired to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. On-site testing can be performed for the following:

Hardness Minerals > Iron > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 

For a more extensive water test and analysis of your water, we recommend pulling proper samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary.

Water testing Stow, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d prefer to take samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test STOW, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page. Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100. NOTE: New Hudson, MA office to open in May, 2017 on Route 62 (439 Main St.).

 

WATER TEST IN ESSEX, MASSACHUSETTS

water test in essex, ma

WATER TEST FOR ESSEX, MA

WATER TEST ON-SITE IN ESSEX

On-site water testing for certain minerals and contaminants can be performed with industry standard test kits and get reliable readings right at your home. Upon analysis of the results, a determination can be made whether or not a water filtration or water softening system is necessary or desired to remove the unwanted minerals or contaminants. If so, options can be reviewed for selecting the preferred approach. On-site testing can be performed for the following:

Iron >  Hardness Minerals > pH > Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 

For a more extensive water test and analysis of your water, we recommend pulling proper samples for testing at a certified laboratory.  In all cases, it is paramount that water testing be performed in order to determine whether or not a water filtration system or water softening system is necessary.

Water testing Upton, MA

WATER TESTING

WATER TEST THAT WILL REQUIRE A LABORATORY

For health related contaminants such as Arsenic, Radon, Lead, Bacteria, Nitrates or for more comprehensive testing, we can assist you by properly pulling water samples of the right amounts, including complying with required maximum holding periods, temperature, and other protocol.   From there, we can bring the samples to a certified lab for testing, which requires specialized analytical equipment and procedures.

We have Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3 testing levels (see link just below) or we can customize testing to your needs depending on your specific situation and reason for having your water tested. We can assist you in determining which water test to have done.  The contaminants tested for under each of the three Groups are identified in detail at the following link Water-Testing-Sheet-.  Testing water from a private well will require more extensive testing than water coming from a municipal supply which has already undergone a certain level of testing. If you are selling your home with a private well, your town’s Board of Health, the buyer’s home inspector or bank may dictate what must be tested for. We will assist you in determining which Group testing is right for you. Once the lab results become available, we can analyze the report, review it with you and determine if any action is required. If a water filtration or water softening system is required, we can review your options and determine the most effective approach for you.

For more information on when and how often you should pull a water test and related information, see the link at Water Testing link

PULLING YOUR OWN SAMPLES AND BRINGING THEM TO A LABORATORY FOR TESTING

If you’d prefer to take samples and bring them to the lab yourself, we can direct you to the nearest one for instructions, etc. Once you get the results, we can analyze and review them with you.

Water test ESSEX, MA

H2O Care is an established full service water filtration and testing organization, originally formed in 1989, based in Middleton, MA on route 114.  See our written and published articles in Water Technology Magazine by going to our website, http://h2ocare.wpengine.com and going to the publications tab at the top of the home page.  Contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling us at 800-539-1100
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